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China boasts of strategy to “recover” islands occupied by Philippines


The following is a translation of an interview on Chinese State TV. It does not necessarily represent the views of China Daily Mail, but is provided so readers can form their own views. Recently, well-known military expert Major General Zhang Zhaozhong talked in a TV interview in Beijing about the current situation of dispute between … Continue reading

China consolidates sea claims as Asian diplomacy struggles


For decades, fishermen along the northwestern Philippine coast treated the teeming fishing grounds of the Scarborough Shoal as their backyard, less than a day’s boat ride away. Now, they see it as a foreign country. “I lost my livelihood when we lost the Scarborough Shoal to the Chinese,” said Mario Forones, a 53-year-old who owns … Continue reading

China says Philippines’ UN request on seas complicates issue


China said on Wednesday that a request by the Philippines for a U.N. tribunal to intervene in its longstanding South China Sea territorial dispute with China would only complicate the issue, and denounced Manila‘s “illegal occupation” of islands there. Manila has asked the tribunal of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) … Continue reading

Aquino calls back boats from the Huangyan Island


The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs announced on June 16 that President Aquino had ordered all Philippine ships to withdraw from the Huangyan Island sea area. Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Ferreros del Rosario said on that day that due to the increasingly worse weather, President Aquino issued an order on June 15 to … Continue reading

Restraint agreed by Chinese and Philippine defence heads


According to China’s official Xinhua news agency and SCMP, there was a meeting between Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie and his Philippine counterpart Voltaire Gazmin on May 28 in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. They both agreed to restrain their rhetoric and deeds to avoid intensifying the tension, and to continue communication until a … Continue reading

Philippine president stopped veterans’ protest tour to Scarborough Shoal


Hong Kong media SCMP reports this morning, “At least two fishing vessels set to travel to disputed island in protest against Chinese ‘aggression’ as moves to resolve row over fishing rights continue.” It says the move “could complicate efforts by Beijing and the Philippines to resolve a tense maritime stand-off.” However, Commercial Radio Hong Kong … Continue reading

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